These tasty little orange sugar cookies are made with a few simple ingredients a bowl and a wooden spoon. I make these cookies without an electric mixer or food processor, all you need is a wooden spoon for mixing.
My small-batch cookie recipe bakes 12 medium-sized cookies perfectly on a quarter sheet pan.
The ingredients are basic and probably have most everything already in your pantry.
The fresh squeezed orange juice can be substituted with a 2 teaspoons of frozen orange juice, orange extract or bottled orange juice.
For a little different flavor you can substitute lemon extract.
In a medium bowl combines the butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Use a wooden spoon to thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Next, add the orange zest and orange juice into the butter mixture and mix until creamy and smooth.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Use a wooden spoon and mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and use a cookie scoop to form uniform-sized balls and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Use the bottom of glass, lightly dusted with flour, and press the cookie dough balls down to form a circle.
Place baking sheet with the unbaked orange sugar cookies in the refrigerator while you preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake on middle rack for 15-18 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges.
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